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BY Ciara Toth

When I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a type of blood cancer — I knew that my case was going to be a tough one. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I am not willing to accept whole blood products, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment sometimes includes red blood cell/platelet transfusions and/or stem cell transplants. Compromising my faith has never been an option, so one of my first concerns was finding a hospital...

Leukemia survivor Ciara Toth with her husband, Weston

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Lori Baker

Ava can’t take her eyes off the laptop screen. But it’s not a game or a movie that has so fully captured the 7-year-old’s attention. It’s...

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow failure syndromes like myelodysplastic syndrome.

To understand the different types of stem cell transplants and how they work, we spoke with Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D. Here’s what he had to say.

What are stem cells?

Bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside our bones, is...

Cancerwise blog post: Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D., explains what stem cell transplants mean

BY Shirley O’Brien

Five years ago, my spouse and I had settled into our dreamed-of retirement. Although our 28 years as professors at the University of Arizona...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Victoria Collins’ 14-year-old daughter Michelle was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, the world stood still for a minute.

“I couldn...

BY Britt Reddy-Cables

My T-cell lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnoses came towards the end of summer break during my sophomore year of college. While...

BY Ryan Stephens

When Elizabeth Sanchez decided to move back to Houston from California in November 2014, she couldn’t quite explain what was drawing her back...

BY Karen Fore

As a volunteer with CanCare and myCancerConnection, MD Anderson's one-on-one program that connects cancer patients and caregivers with others...

BY Lauren Graham

At age 20, I never imagined that I would have cancer. I was just figuring out what I wanted to do with my life: I'd decided to be a nurse....